- Residents of St. Vincent and the Grenadines have said they are ready to relocate once the volcano begins to spell lava, ash and gas.
- A.P. The report said La Sophier is St. Vincent’s highest point and is located near the northern part of the country but remained inactive for several decades before it suddenly became active on Tuesday, the APA said.
- The country’s government, which includes a chain of islands where more than 100,000 people live, issued an orange warning, meaning it could hit a notice in less than 24 hours.
- Last month, officials in the Caribbean island near Martinique issued a yellow alert for seismic activity under Mount Pelલે, an independent report said.
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Residents of St. Vincent and the Grenadines have been told to remain alert that the Caribbean volcano has resurfaced.
A.P. The report said La Sophier is St. Vincent’s highest point and is located close to the northern part of the country but remained dormant for decades before it began laying ashes on Tuesday this week.
According to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), volcanic domes formed by steam, gas and lava reaching the earth’s surface can also be seen above the volcano.
The country’s government, which includes a chain of island homes with more than a million people, has raised the warning level to orange, meaning it will erupt in less than 24 hours with notice.
La Sofrier last erupted in 1979 but caused no damage due to the warning, while an eruption in 1902 killed 1,600 people.
In an unrelated incident early last month, officials in the nearby Caribbean island of Martinique issued a yellow warning due to earthquake activity under Mount Pel, The Independent reports.
Fabrice Fontaine of Martinique’s Volcano and Seismological Observatory told the AP that it was the first time since the eruption of the volcano in 1932 that a warning had been issued.
Mount Pel also erupted in 1902, killing about 30,000 people, making it the deadliest eruption of the 20th century.
In December, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted for the first time since 2018 and created a 600-foot deep lava lake, according to NPR.
However, the most active volcano in the United States is the Sofrieur Hills in Montserrat, which has erupted continuously since 1995 and killed at least 19 people in 1997, said a volcanologist at Dennison University in Ohio. Said Eric Clemati.